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#773 Celebrating when your odometer clicks over a major milestone

When your bucket of bolts clicks over a major milestone you can’t help but smile and feel proud. “We made it, rusty lady,” you say out loud, slapping the dash and honking the horn as you sit jammed in the K...

by Anonymous
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Mexico’s New Populist President Considers Foreign Pipeline Plans Despite Indigenous Protests

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by Steve Horn
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#774 Those little tabs on the side of the aluminum foil box

Put your hand up if you’ve ever accidentally yanked the entire roll of aluminum foil out of the box when you were trying to swipe a small slice? My brother, if your hand is up right now, you are not alone. See, I&rsquo...

by Anonymous
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Fake Grassroots Campaigns Deserve Uprooting

Read time: 4 mins
by David Suzuki
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Saturday Stories: Personal Biohacking, A Justifiably Cranky Oncologist, and Aztec Human Sacrifice

by Yoni Freedhoff

 

 
 

#775 When someone holds your keys, wallet, and cell phone in their purse for you

Hey, nobody likes walking around with big bulging pockets. So today let’s give thanks to the Bag Ladies of the World for their giant purses and free storage. AWESOME! Photo from: here — Follow me on Instagram &md...

by Anonymous
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Why do predatory dinosaurs have eyes on the sides of their head?

Most meat-eating dinosaurs had limited depth perception because their eyes were on the sides of their heads, but not all, including T-Rex.
by Anonymous
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Parrot’s unique brain structure explains why they’re so smart

Parrot smarty-pants challenge 'bird brain' insult
by Anonymous
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Freshly detected ‘ghost particle’ offers a new way to observe the universe

Detection of a neutrino from 'the most violent astrophysical processes' gives scientists a new way to understand the cosmos
by Anonymous
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Night shifts put your brain and gut clocks out of whack

Clocks in the digestive system have a 'mind of their own'
by Anonymous
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Incredible dandelions could hold the key to growing plants on the oil sands

Fungus treated plants can turn hydrocarbons in oil sands' tailings into CO2 and water.
by Anonymous
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Humans can judge a person’s strength from their aggressive roars

Men and women differ at estimating each other's strength from vocalizations, scientists find
by Anonymous
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Lab-made hybrid embryos could save the northern white rhino from extinction

Scientists create first ever hybrid white-rhino embryo to prevent species extinction
by Anonymous
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Exxon Leaving ALEC: Important But Insufficient Step in Addressing Company’s History of Climate Science Denial, Campaigners Say

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#776 Realizing you love this movie but forget how it ends

You know the feeling. Your favorite characters are introduced, the story kicks off, but then a couple plot twists and turns seem a bit unfamiliar. Suddenly it dawns on you: you have no clue how the movie wraps up. No, you ca...

by Anonymous
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Still No Evacuation Plan for Vulnerable Residents at End of Louisiana’s Bayou Bridge Pipeline

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Smoky Jackfruit “Chicken” Salad

Can you believe we’re more than halfway through the year? I sure can’t. When it hit me that we were 6 months into 2018, I did a bit of a mental check-in on how things have been going so far this year—it’...
by Angela (Oh She Glows)
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From Donald Trump to Theresa May: How a US-UK Network Pushes Climate Science Denial and Lobbies for a Hard Brexit — Mapped

Read time: 7 mins
by Anonymous
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#777 Inspecting the nutritional label … and eating it anyway

Sometimes you just gotta peek. As you unwrap the Lindt truffle, peel open the McDonald’s cheeseburger, or scoop that second bowl of ice cream, you can’t help turn the package around to glance at the nutritional i...

by Anonymous
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My Tiny Home

three moves in three years hasn’t been fun but along with the stress is the opportunity to create a life that resonates to find a home that is a closer reflection of the person you are becoming i’ve...

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by Anonymous
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Big Oil’s ‘Explore Offshore’ Propaganda Is Corporate Ventriloquism

Read time: 4 mins
by guest
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3 Reasons the Deadly Lac-Mégantic Oil Train Disaster Could Happen Again

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New Intermittent Fasting Study: No Magic Weight Loss Benefits. Hungry Making.

 
 

#778 Unjammer Man

A jammed photocopier is a terrible scene. Yes, toner fumes fill the air, plastic doors are swung open, and crumpled papers lay wedged tightly in the Xerox machine’s Plinko board torso of hot springs and bright green cl...

by Anonymous
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What #ShellKnew and How it was Used to Stall International Climate Change Negotiations

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by Anonymous
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#779 Getting into clean sheets right after shaving your legs

Stubble-free legs and cool, clean sheets combine to form a silky-smooth ride into Dreamland. AWESOME! Photo from: here — Follow me on Twitter —

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Court Reaffirms Bayou Bridge Pipeline OK to Cut Through America’s Largest River Swamp

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What They’re Saying: #HowWeUseTheCCB

Thanks to the Canada Child Benefit, 9 out of 10 families are getting more money to provide for their children. On July 20th, the CCB will increase to keep up with the cost of living, giving Canadian parents even more money each...
by Liberal Party of Canada
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Registered Dietitian Christine McPhail Reviews The Picky Eater Project: 6 weeks to Happier, Healthier, Family Mealtimes

 
 

#780 Squeezing through a door as it’s shutting like Indiana Jones

Tiny squirts of adrenaline pump into your bloodstream when you pull off this classic move. Yes, suddenly you morph from Guy Walking To The Subway After Work into Indiana Jones In That Scene Where He Slides Under The Wall At ...

by Anonymous
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What Next for the EPA? Here’s What Reagan Did

Read time: 6 mins
by guest
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#781 Guys who wear no shirts at freezing cold sporting events

Now that’s commitment. AWESOME! Photo from: here — Follow me on Instagram —

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Electric Vehicle Sales Foretell a Big Oil Crash

Read time: 4 mins
by guest
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Saturday Stories: Mediterranean Diet, New Bodies, and Introducing Husbands

by Yoni Freedhoff

 
 
 

#782 Squeezing cookie batter with your bare hands

Yeah, yeah, health nuts, we know, we know. Hands are the dirtiest part of our body — turning doorknobs, flushing toilets, shaking hands all day in a hot, neverending exchange of sweat, grime, and bacteria. And yes, tho...

by Anonymous
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10 Scandals That Ultimately Booted Pruitt

Read time: 5 mins
by guest
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Justin Trudeau delivers remarks to supporters in Calgary

Ottawa, ON – Justin Trudeau, Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, will deliver remarks at a Laurier Club donor appreciation reception in Calgary on July 7, 2018. The Liberal Party of Canada has committed to the stronges...
by Liberal Party of Canada
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Where are we in the Milky Way galaxy?

We're in one of the spiral arms of the Milky Way galaxy, so when we look at it from Earth, we're seeing the centre.
by Anonymous
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